Ashley Primavera, soprano
Senior Recital 2012
For her final project, Ashley Primavera performed a recital on May 4 2012, at 7:30 PM in the Campus Hall Performance Center at Wagner College, joined by pianist Barbara Lee. The first half comprised songs and arias dating from the mid-eighteenth century to the last nineteenth century. The second half consisted of songs of varying styles from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Ashley Primavera is a senior music major at Wagner College hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From a young age, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in theatrical performance and participated in countless choir and community performances, while privately studying voice and acting in all four years of high school. Upon admittance to Wagner, her ideal genre shifted from musical theatre to opera. This shift sent her on a four-year journey of musical growth and discovery, fostered by her voice teacher Dora Ohrenstein, supplemented by encouragement from other Wagner faculty. While at Wagner, she was a member of the Wagner College Choir, Chamber Singers, and Stretto and often participated in Performance Hour and Opera Workshop. She would like to thank all the teachers who have supported her through these past four years with their help or encouragement as well as her family for their unwavering support. This summer, Ashley will be a participant in the opera program of the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. This coming fall, she will begin pursuit of a Masters degree in Vocal Performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Click here to view her resume (as of May 2012).
Here are a few samples in different languages, all accompanied by pianist Barbara Lee:
English: T.G.T.T. by Duke Ellington. Recorded live at the 2011 Wagner College Choir performance at the College of Staten Island.
Italian: Porgi amor by W.A. Mozart. Recorded 11/3/2011 at Wagner College.
German: Am Sonntag Morgen by Johannes Brahms. Recorded 11/3/2011 at Wagner College.